Fascinating piece by my colleague Chris Hope, which picks up on a report suggesting that the far right BNP does much better than the mainstream political party sites. They certainly don’t have the same popular support. So why do they so completely out perform the big guns? Conversely, why do mainstream parties do so badly for readers of their own political sites? I suspect parties in Ireland, north and south, suffer a similar dearth of readers.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty